Affinity Diagram

4 Definitions

A tool used to organize ideas, usually generated through brainstorming, into groups of related thoughts. The emphasis is on a pre-rational, gut-fell sort of grouping, often done by the members of the group with little or no talking. Also known as the KJ method after its creator, Kawakita Jiro
defined by 6SixSigSigma
Organizing individual pieces of information into broader groups or categories.
A process similar to brainstorming in which group participants silently write down ideas which are later gathered and organized into natural categories. Used in situations where the problem may be complex or uncertain and both independent and group participation is beneficial.
defined by Lean Affiliates
To gather and organise ideas from a brainstorming session. Ideas are grouped into themes by the team. Is most easily done using sticky notes.